Yep you read that right. I like anime, then again I like most conventions. Ive been to a steam punk/fantasy one before as well. Ever con is different, because they are usually ran by different people.
I started going to conventions back in 07, my first experience was the last day of Kumoricon 07. I had to have someone signed as my adult because children were not allowed to attend without an attending adult. Event though I was 17 at the time.
My first time with a full con was Sakuracon 08, a few days shy of my 18 birthday. So attending adult and off the area before 1am. Since I was still a minor. I was not happy with this. But in the end it is what it is. This was the first year I volunteered at a con. I assisted with counting ballets for the AMV contest. And there was sooo many of them. But very fun.
Kumoricon 08 was my first time of complete freedom. I was an attending with huge ideas. But in the end I spent most of my time just doing nothing. XD I tried some ballroom dancing but didnt go to the dance. Also the first time I did the whole rave thing(a anime rave is WAY different then a normal rave. At least from what Ive seen. Never been to a normal one).
Sakuracon 2009 was my first year staffing Sakuracon. I was just shy of 19 but still wanting to do my best. I was overly inspired and thus started my over the top and at times annoying con personality. Even though I was staff I spent a lot of time just doing nothing.
Kumorcon 2010 was my first time staffing Kumoricon. I worked in making sure that people who staffed the con were taken care of. Staff Preservation if I must put a word to it. I greatly enjoyed it and spent time not going around in sitting with the other staffers.
Sakuracon 2010, I think I was shy of 20 at this time. But very exciting. The pervious thing I had done had changed and I was asked to choose something else. It was my first year doing peacebonding. Helping to keep the con a safe place(which meant no hollowed out gernades) this was a year of mistakes and near heartattacks but a very satisfying year.
Kumoricon 2010 I was of course 20 by then, I worked staff preservation I think, Hmm got my first taste of helping yoji because Staff pres had too many people I think.
Sakuracon 2011 I was 21 swoot, I tried a little fruity drink. But didnt like it. Worked peacebonding again. LOVED it. I think this was the year I tried to cosplay Fem Edward Elric. . . someone caught a picture of me unconscious *cough* I didnt know Id fallen asleep.
Kumoricon 2011 I was sad that they didnt hold a Sake Tasting panel, because in previous years I was intersted but not of age. I was again helping to keep the Staff hydrated. This year I got to do more work though!!
Sakuracon 2012 I was 21 again. I adored this little fact. 21 for two Sakuracons. It was a sweet thing to me. It was my first year being Assistant Coordinator for Peacebonding. Very eye opening for me.
Kumoricon 2012 again staff preservation. Although I felt like I didnt do all I could. This was last year and I found myself making some friends. And enjoying my con time. I had people to hang with so less free time, which meant I wasnt in the staff food room helping as much as I used to. Because I felt guilty I decided against doing food next year(aka this year, in less then a week).
Sakuracon 2013 22 for the first time for Sakuracon. Exciting year, although Ill admit I was a bitch to my higher ups when I thought they had chosen someone with less experience to be in charge of peacebonding. It greatly saddened me. But upon going to a meeting I realized who the new coordinator was and I looked forward to con!!. she was a great Coordinator and I couldnt of had a better experience. Minus one time being asked to tone myself down and not disrespect the higher ups. I got too excited.
And now to Kumoricon 2013. I am 23 and I am panicking to figure what to bring and what not to. I have some lovely dresses and some great friends. This year I will be Yoji and help with panels. Although I have a feeling Im going to end up helping with Food. Just because its too damn desirable. I may do food for Sakuracon at this rate.
Im considering posting con pics to this. To show my experience as well as my outfits. I want to try and do something with this blog that maybe will catch some new friends eyes. After all cant blogs help likes find likes. So now Im all wound down. Im sure next week Ill be spamming this with information. Or maybe Ill just post more soon.
And Ive done more, such as MewCon, but. . . I feel sad typing that out since its a con thats been retired.
Later Taters, Im out